“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Crewe, Virginia Historical Markers

Colonial Trail (facing east) image, Touch for more information
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
Colonial Trail (facing east)
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — M-21 — Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1370
Near here is the site of CCC Company 1370 from 1935-1940. Among the most popular New Deal programs, the CCC was designed to encourage conservation of natural resources and employment training during the Great Depression. CCC 1370 enrollees were . . . — Map (db m19026) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — CreweLee's Retreat — April 5-6, 1865
Originally called Robertson’s switch, near here General Grant made a cross-country night ride through enemy territory to join Generals Sheridan and Meade at Jetersville. Here, plans would be made for operations against Lee’s army the following day. . . . — Map (db m6076) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — Ella Graham Agnew1872 - 1958
First women extension agent for Virginia and U.S. Department of Agriculture, born and buried nearby. In 1910 she organized tomato and canning clubs in Halifax and Nottoway Counties. Forerunners of 4-H and Extension Homemaker Clubs. A pioneer in . . . — Map (db m19024) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — M-18 — Francisco's Fight
American Revolutionary soldier Peter Francisco in July 1781 encountered about nine of British Lt. Gen. Banastre Tarleton's dragoons to the east at Ward's Tavern. Using his legendary strength and cunning, Francisco single-handedly bested his enemies, . . . — Map (db m19016) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — SM-2 — Lottie Moon(1840-1912)
Lottie Moon, a native of Charlottesville, was appointed by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board as a missionary to China in 1873 where she served for forty years. She died on her trip home in Kobe, Japan, on Christmas Eve, 1912, and her ashes . . . — Map (db m31044) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — K-170 — Nottoway Court House
Near here on 23 June 1864, Confederate Maj. Gen. W. H. F. "Rooney" Lee positioned his cavalrymen between those of Union generals August V. Kautz and James H. Wilson, who were riding toward Burkeville. The resulting engagement, according to Wilson, . . . — Map (db m18877) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — Nottoway Court HouseLee's Retreat — April 5, 1865
Following the South Side railroad, portions of the Union army passed through this village and continued through Burkeville, encountering the Confederates at Rice's Depot. General Grant spent part of the evening here before riding to Jetersville to . . . — Map (db m18878) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — M-22 — Roger Atkinson Pryor(19 July 1828 – 14 Mar. 1919)
Roger A. Pryor was reared at Old Place near present-day Crewe. A lawyer and newspaper editor, he won election to the House of Representatives in 1859 and resigned in 1861. He agitated for secession in Charleston, S.C., and before the attack on Fort . . . — Map (db m14769) HM
Virginia (Nottoway County), Crewe — M-20 — T. O. Sandy
First Farm Demonstration Agent in Virginia lived one mile south. Appointed State Agent in 1907. Under his able leadership programs in Farm and Home Demonstration work, Boys Corn Clubs and Girls Canning Clubs were developed. In 1914 the Agency was . . . — Map (db m19022) HM

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